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  • Mar 31 / 2015
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Latin

Online Latin Instruction

Student doing online class

 

by Rebecca Gove, M.A.T.

As a teacher who has taught in a traditional public and independent school setting as well as tutored in an online environment for over 10 years, I have had the unique opportunity to reflect on the advantages and disadvantages of each. I’ve heard, contemplated, and analyzed each concern: Continue Reading

  • Mar 24 / 2015
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Latin

How Social Media Was Born in Ancient Rome

The cover of the book next to the head of Cicero

 

Posted by Magister Andrew

Nowadays everybody knows about and uses social media. But it turns out social media originated much earlier, in ancient Rome! And we owe it all to the famed Roman statesman Cicero. This is the subject of the new book “Writing on the Wall: Social Media — The First 2,000 Years” by Tom Standage. Read the review by Maria Popova and learn all about this fascinating subject! Continue Reading

  • Mar 20 / 2015
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Ancient Greek

Alexander the Great

Detail of the Alexander Mosaic, representing Alexander the Great on his horse Bucephalus, during the battle of Issus

 

Posted by Magister Andrew

Read this great article from the Ancient History Encyclopedia on Alexander the Great! Learn about his life, his achievements in battle, the massive empire he built, and how he died. Continue Reading

  • Mar 17 / 2015
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Latin

Making 2.000-Year-Old Bread

Photo of the bread

 

Posted by Magister Andrew

A 2.000-year-old loaf of bread was found during excavations in the Roman city of Herculaneum. The British Museum asked Giorgio Locatelli to recreate the recipe as part of his culinary investigations series for ‘Pompeii Live from the British Museum’. Watch this video to see how he does it! Continue Reading

  • Mar 13 / 2015
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Latin

Villa of Mysteries

Photo of a room in the Villa of Mysteries in Pompeii

 

Posted by Magister Andrew

In Pompeii there is a wonderful building known as the Villa of Mysteries, but why does it have this name? Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker explain everything in this excellent video by Khan Academy! Continue Reading

  • Mar 06 / 2015
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Ancient Greek

Meet Apotheon

Screenshot from the video game Apotheon

 

Posted by Magister Andrew

For all you who love both ancient Greek history AND gaming, they’ve finally made the perfect video game for you! Apotheon is a game that not only looks ancient, but it is careful to use the correct ancient names and even includes quotations from ancient writers. Take a look at this article by Jan van der Crabben and meet Apotheon! Continue Reading

  • Mar 03 / 2015
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Latin

Fabula Trium Porcellorum et Magni Mali Lupi

Harvey with his kids reading a fairy tale

 

by Patrick Harvey, J.D.

Everybody knows the fairy tale about the three little pigs, but how many people have heard it in Latin? Now you can! Watch Carmenta instructor Patrick Harvey read the Latin version to his adorable kids Joseph and Regina! Continue Reading